Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning September 21st
This was a very quiet week for recalls, but we did have some unusual items show up in our recalls, notably herbal extracts and dietary supplements. This is a reminder that recalls affect not only foods, but other supplemental items meant for human ingestion.
Class I Recalls
Parma boneless ham has been recalled by the Di Stefano Cheese co. Imported from Italy, this product was not presented for inspection upon arrival in the United States. 1,280 pounds of ham, sold in 15 pound cases were affected by this recall. The news release provides the complete details.
A large variety of cheese was recalled by Karoun Dairies Inc. were recalled because of the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Products were packaged in a variety of ways and included packages weighing from 5 ounces to 30 pounds. They were sold nationwide by retailers, supermarkets and food service accounts. The complete list of affected products can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm462976.htm
Herbal Extract Recall
Herbal extracts are being recalled by Iowa Select Herbs, LLC as a result of a Consent Decree from the Northern District of Iowa federal court. The decree came about because of the manufacturing and distribution of misbranded dietary supplements, misbranded drugs and unapproved new drugs; and dietary supplements that were manufactured without adherence to the Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for Dietary Supplements. Products were sold from January 1, 2015 to August 17, 2015 and were available in sizes from 1 ounce to 1 gallon. All were in alcohol or alcohol free solutions. Details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm462536.htm
Elevated Lead and Mercury Recall
Ayurvedic Dietary supplements were recalled by Butala Emporium Inc. due to high levels of lead and mercury in eleven of its products. Items were sold in the company’s retail store in New York, but were also sold from the company’s website to consumers in various states. More details on this recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm463048.htm
Check back next week for more recalls to help stay safe.